Why telecom regulation needs to change
October 5, 2010Research suggests that the approach that worked with a few large companies with aligned interests needs revisiting in the Internet age.
Nightingale named director of Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development
October 1, 2010
Nuclear-fuel report challenges key assumptions
September 16, 2010MIT study finds no shortage of uranium for nuclear energy for decades, but more research is needed to develop improved fuel-cycle options.
Financial impacts of ‘cap and trade’
August 3, 2010Analysis shows that, contrary to some claims, proposed legislation to limit carbon emissions would not disadvantage those with lower incomes.
Technology and Policy Program student named Switzer Environmental Fellow
July 28, 2010Among 21 granted fellowships this year
Obama intends to nominate Suresh as next NSF director
June 3, 2010The MIT engineering dean would lead the independent federal agency that supports science and engineering research.
Student-run MIT Energy Conference influences national legislation
May 26, 2010Bingaman cites annual event as he introduces bill in U.S. Senate
Fravel, Huang named research associates for new National Asia Research Program
April 12, 2010
Michael Greenstone named director of The Hamilton Project
April 9, 2010MIT economist to head Washington-based policy group
‘Failure is good’
April 4, 2010In a talk to promote his new book, MIT’s Simon Johnson lambastes a finance industry he sees as lacking a healthy fear of losing money.
John Holdren keynote at AeroAstro Giant Leaps
January 12, 2010The next 'Giant Leaps' in energy, environment and air transportation
Liberty by Design
December 17, 2009Alan Davidson, Washington Policy Counsel and head of Google's government affairs office gives the Brunel Lecture on Complex Systems, hosted by Engineering Systems Division
3 Questions: Henry Jacoby on Copenhagen
December 9, 2009The co-director of MIT’s Global Change program discusses what to expect from the U.N. Climate Change Conference, and the effects of ‘Climategate’
“Diagnosing” the U.S. health care system: in Soundings Magazine
November 9, 2009The U.S. health system has been ranked second in the world in expenditures — and 38th in the world for performance. What's going on?
Race, Politics and American Media
November 9, 2009Juan Williams and J. Phillip Thompson discuss how the collapse of print and other traditional news and the rise of celebrity culture have contributed to the sharp decline of in-depth stories involving race and society.
Energy, behavior, and climate: Many answers, no miracles
November 6, 2009BP CEO Tony Hayward Discusses the Harsh Realities at MITEI Colloquium
3 Questions: Sergey Paltsev on the costs of climate-change legislation
November 4, 2009MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change has pegged the annual cost of the proposed cap-and-trade legislation in Congress at $400 per U.S. household. But estimating the cost of doing nothing is far more difficult.